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Top Paddock Cafe

4.6
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113 reviews
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$40 and under
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Epitomising cafe cool, Top Paddock is a multi award-winning venue by the Darling Group and has become a staple of Melbourne’s hospitality scene. ‍Surrounded by lush greenery, rich timber, detailed glass work and distinctive wall panelling, this iconic establishment offers a unique experience on all aspects. The menu is cultivated using locally sourced ingredients, with a paddock-to-table ethos that is organic where possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 113 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnabelleH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our last brunch before the second isolation period! It was so lovely and delicious food. We all had the ricotta hot cake and polished every last bit off to the surprise of the lovely waiter! He was impressed we could eat it all haha

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MelM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was perfect and more. The food was amazing and coffee as well.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the jewels in Melbourne's Cafe Crown for a reason: it ALWAYS delivers! Blueberry Hotcake is always a winner and the scrambled eggs are stunning! My sister got the Seasonal Avo and it was brilliant!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had to wait about 20 mins for our tables which was fine once we sat down we were greeted and ordered our coffee which came in about 10 mins then ordered our food which came out in 15 mins and it was delicious
Will go back again

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soba noodle salad tasted fresh and delicious, coffee also great.

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KimG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food! Thank you :)
Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was nice! Service was attentive without being over the top and the food was outstanding. Did lack a little atmosphere but that’s to be expected with Covid restrictions. Definitely lived up to the hype.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff. Not cheap for brunch but totally fine if only going every so often. Good spot to catch up with friends.

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MargC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were fabulous. In these strange times was so nice to go out.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Three of us each had something different from the menu and all dishes were perfect. Will be back.

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March
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great service. Would definitely recommend to family and friends

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vipTerryW
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Paddock is one of my favourite breakfast/brunch cafes. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not been there yet.

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MelM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, great service, coffee, beautiful food. And had a vegan meal.

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Brydie
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and a lovely setting. Food is delicious and portioned well but it is pricey.

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RachelM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gluten free options were plentiful and delicious. They are following the restrictions diligently but allowed us to stay a little longer because there was no booking after us. Highly recommend.

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Stacey
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible dining experience even during covid! Attentive staff, great coffee and top quality food. I was worried that we would be rushed out as soon as our hour booking was up but they told us not to rush and leave when we were ready.

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Tiff
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of the best decorated cafes I’ve ever been to. Loved the earthy tones and plenty of natural lights. The famous hot cake was crispy on the edges which was really nice. But it could get a bit dry and dense when you get to the middle. My friend’s avocado dish was beautiful. Friendly service. Would recommend!

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RaghavP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service2Ambience5

Was good thanks. Could've been more food but liked it otherwise

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DanielJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and very friendly table service. Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful friendly

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Julee
Perth / WA
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Always good food.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good to have it back! Still as good as ever. Will be back.

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ElleseD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

I understand the current situation is affecting everyone. But the serving sizes for all meals left us needing another breakfast. So expensive for next to nothing. Not to mention the mandatory $30 spending per person.
Really rated Top Paddock before but won’t be going back with this current menu

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SophP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

We went to top paddock after hearing lots of good things about it but we were pretty underwhelmed. It was freezing inside, quite noisy due to the table behind us and the food was pretty average. Overall, it wasn’t really anything special.

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RellB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Paddock never fails to impress, great food, service and hospitality. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First restaurant meal post-lockdown. Breakfast was delicious and staff were lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So excited to return to dining out after iso. Top Paddock was as great as always, and it was a novelty to be there when it wasn’t jam-packed and noisy as it usually is. My first post-iso brunch made me so happy! The hotcakes are life.

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Rachelle
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

No complaints about food and service, meal was nice. Took a long time to be seated and asked to order, and then receive order, especially given the 1hr time limit.

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AnnabelleH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After completing a body building prep and 30 week strict diet, I was craving the ricotta hotcake. It was so delicious and the whole dining experience made it a very lovely brunch with my friends.

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vipTerryW
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love going to Top Paddock. The food is always consistently good. Usually we go for breakfast/brunch, however this time it was lunch time we tried the lunch menu. I chose the slow cooked lamb shoulder with a spicy carrot and peppers accompaniment. It was outstanding.

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KateJ
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great breakfast at Top Paddock. We booked for 9am and I was glad we did. It was already getting busy. Service was excellent and all our meals were lovely. Good value, great flavours and fresh, healthy produce. Ours coffees were excellent. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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robertb
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Only criticism would be the lunch menu limited due to all day breakfast being offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were early but they accommodated us and the food was great.

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tishwalla
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Average. Just good. Not as good as before.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed setting for brunch catch up with friends and little ones. Great food and service - thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool beans

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got a gift voucher from my daughter for Father's Day. I discovered that you can make a reservation through the web site. I had to change the time and date because I discovered clashes. It is easily done. You get an email asking you to confirm it. The salad I had was vegan and delicious. Wine is a bit pricey but the quality was good. There is a small selection but that's what they cater for. Happy to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasant food and average coffee.

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NicolaF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I really like the food and the feel of Top Paddock, but we found it very, very loud. It was hard to have a normal conversation with our table, and we were only 4 people, so not a massive group.

FAQs

Top Paddock Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Top Paddock Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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